It was a spectacular return from a side that over the years has been accused of lacking character, and was a testimony to the fantastic job David Moyes is doing in East London.
They face another tough assignment this weekend in Manchester City, with the side of Pep Guardiola having secured this corresponding fixture last season 5-0. This time around, it is unlikely to be the same, even though the Hammers’ defense looked especially weak during that opening spell against Spurs.
An interesting subplot here could be Said Benrahma’s Irons debut following his arrival from Brentford. Might the Algeria maestro be the spark that the Irons need to eventually get to the next level and remove any doubts about relegation for good?